Scholarship for Peace & Security 2020 by United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs

  • Online
  • Apply Before : February 9, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 12212
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

Conflict Prevention and Resolution through Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation in the OSCE Area.

OSCE with United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) is offering a training program containing a general orientation and knowledge about conflict prevention and resolution through arms control, disbarment and non-proliferation with a specific focus on OSCE-relevant instruments.

If you are an early career professional who is from OSCE participating States and partners for co-cooperation working in various fields.  You do not need to have previous knowledge of issues related to disarmament, non-proliferation and development.


Number of scholarships: 100

  • Fully-funded Scholarships: 15
    • Available for female applicants
    • Covering:
      • Registration fee for online course and in-person courses
      • Travel cost
      • Accommodation
    • Partial Scholarships: 35
      • For female applicants only
      • Covering:
        • Registration fee for online course and in-person courses
      • Online Course Scholarships: 50
        • For both male and female.
        • Covering:
          • Registration fee for online course


  • All participants who successfully complete the training will receive an official certificate of completion.

Important dates:

  • Application period: January 20- February 9, 2020
  • Online course starts on March 30, 2020
  • In-person course: May 4-8, 2020
  • Location: Vienna, Austria



  • OSCE


  • Vienna,
  • Online


  • Online foundation course: 8 weeks
  • In-depth in-person course in Vienna, Austria: one week.

The course in Vienna includes:

  • Workshops
  • Case studies
  • Visits to Vienna based organizations.

What will you learn?

This online and in-person course introduces participants to key conceptual and practical aspects of:

  • Conflict cycle, including conflict prevention and resolution
  • Arms control, confidence and security-building measures
  • Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear security
  • Combatting illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons
  • Conventional weapons and ammunition
  • Disarmament and development
  • Gender aspects
  • Peace and development-related technologies.

Required equipment to fellow the training:


  • A computer or mobile device, with audio
  • Reliable internet connection
  • No special software is required


  • Travel to Vienna, Austria to attend workshops and training sessions for five days

Who can apply?

  • Be a national of OSCe participating states and partners for co-operation: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan
  • Be between 22- 32 years old during the application
  • Have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent (for instance: 2 years of higher education degree combined with related professional experience).
  • Be Fluent in the English language.

How to apply?

Apply online.

For more details please contact or visit disarmament education website.

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